Several people wounded in shooting in Israeli city of Tel Aviv | CBC News

At the very least six individuals had been wounded in a capturing in downtown Tel Aviv on Thursday evening in an space with a number of bars and eating places filled with individuals.

The motive for the capturing was not instantly clear, nevertheless it got here amid heightened tensions following a collection of lethal assaults carried out by Palestinians.

Israel’s Magen David Adom emergency service mentioned it obtained reviews of a capturing at “a number of scenes” round downtown Tel Aviv.

It mentioned it had evacuated six individuals to a close-by hospital, three of whom had been in severe or essential situation.

Police on the scene of a capturing at a restaurant in Dizengoff Road within the Israeli metropolis of Tel Aviv on Thursday. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Photos)

At the very least one capturing happened on Dizengoff Road, a central thoroughfare and standard weekend hangout.

Eli Levy, a police spokesman, instructed Israel’s Channel 13 that three to 5 individuals had been wounded within the capturing and that officers had been on the scene. He urged individuals to keep away from the realm.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was monitoring the state of affairs from the Israeli army headquarters, which can also be in downtown Tel Aviv, his workplace mentioned.

Emergency personnel reply to a capturing within the Israeli metropolis of Tel Aviv on Thursday. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Photos)

Tensions have been excessive after a collection of assaults by Palestinian assailants killed 11 individuals simply forward of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, which started almost every week in the past.

Final yr, protests and clashes throughout Ramadan ignited an 11-day Gaza struggle.

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